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Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:11:15 GMT2017-01-22T23:11:15Z

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops....

Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:02:42 GMT2017-01-22T22:02:42Z

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday....

Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehic...

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:12:18 GMT2017-01-22T20:12:18Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehicles....

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:09:42 GMT2017-01-22T13:09:42Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year....

Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rally

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:56:39 GMT2017-01-21T18:56:39Z

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police....

AP INTERVIEW: New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:44:42 GMT2017-01-21T18:44:42Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime....

Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:45:52 GMT2017-01-21T15:45:52Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis?...